According to State Senator David Parker, he has spoken with Superintendent Kuykendall this morning, and they are trying to determine what snow days we will have to make up (if any). It appears that MDE may have sent out conflicting information. A lot is going on behind the scenes to determine if school districts will receive a waiver and be relieved of having to make up the days missed. I will keep you updated as changes occur.
Waiver requests for days missed in accordance with MS Code 37-13-63(2).
a. The State Board of Education approved school district requests to operate less than one hundred eighty (180) days and the alteration of its school calendar due to the closures from extreme weather conditions in accordance with MS Code 37-13-63(2). Based on the authority of the State Board of Education provided in MS Code 37-13-63(2), the Board approved the following guidelines for the alteration of a school calendar.
b. District’s receiving approval of waiver requests in accordance with MS Code 37-13-63(2) must meet the following conditions:
1. Districts closing four (4) schools days or less will be required to make up each school day missed.
2. Districts closing schools for more than four (4) days will be required to make up all days missed. After the first four (4) days are made up, the district has the option of making up the remaining days as a day-for-a-day or by adding a minimum of sixty (60) minutes of instructional time to each existing school day.